Category: Indonesia

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

This beautiful resort, set on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, is balanced on a dramatic limestone cliff and is the only overseas hotel to win a Royal Institue of British Architects Award. Each villa comes with its own saltwater pool and a cabana. Removable walls allow you to make the most of the ocean breeze. Also on […]

4 of the world's best luxury honeymoon combinations

4 of the world’s best luxury honeymoon combinations

With the nuptial season slowly but surely creeping upon us, there’s a flurry of weddings on the way… and with weddings, of course, come honeymoons. Calling all grooms (and untrusting brides), here is our guide to some of the top honeymoon destination combinations around the world. Oman & the Maldives  Best to travel during and […]

5 experiences to make your journey through Java complete

5 experiences to make your journey through Java complete

Indonesia is a country of exotic charm and rich contrasts, all of which can be seen during a holiday on the island of Java. The island is home to 60% of the Indonesian population and one of the most densely populated places in the world. Here are five recommendations for while you’re there. Borobudur This […]

Recipe of the week: Fresh water prawn, grilled radicchio, fresh fig and jamon salad

Recipe of the week: Fresh water prawn, grilled radicchio, fresh fig and jamon salad

A chef should always try to bring together new flavours and combine his passions with his guests’ refined tastes. This recipe can be executed in any environment: in a restaurant kitchen or on the bridge of a boat. It needs very few ingredients but the result is mind-blowing. This is a warm salad with marron […]

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the few regions in the world that appeals to travellers at both ends of the budget scale. And while these countries often attract a backpacker crowd, they also serve equally well those looking for all out luxury. But what if you’re looking for a little bit of indulgence away from […]

5 of Asia's best yoga and meditation retreats

5 of Asia’s best yoga and meditation retreats

Always wanted to go on a yoga and meditation retreat but just didn’t know where to go? Here are some of my favourite resorts that not only offer a serene and tranquil environment but are located in some of Asia’s most exotic destinations. From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and […]

New hotel opens in Bali

New hotel opens in Bali

Archipelago International‘s newest up market hotel brand, Alana, launches this month with the opening of its flagship property in Bali. The Alana Vasanti – Seminyak sits in the heart of Petitenget in South Bali in the direct vicinity of Bali’s most popular restaurants and club locale whilst enjoying a serene setting enclosed by emerald green […]

A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

With Bali airport just a 20 minute drive away, the 5 star Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali can be conveniently found on a gorgeous white sand beach (at the tip of the Nusa Dua beach), set in beautifully landscaped gardens in the village of Tanjung Benoa.  This luxury resort has 301 stylish guest rooms, […]

Dinner for two: top 5 ultimate dining experiences

Dinner for two: top 5 ultimate dining experiences

Nothing spells romance like an intimate dinner for two but who says Valentine’s Day is the only time that calls for something spectacular? For times when even booking the best table at the hot new restaurant just won’t cut it, you can always count on nature to provide the unforgettable.  Here are our five top […]

Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

“Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is not a drama, nor it is a musical. Devdan is defined by its creators as a modern & contemporary acrobatic and dance performance that is inspired by the culture of Indonesia. The 90-minute show is designed to be a showcase of several cultures from the archipelago and crafted […]

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine’s

If you’re looking for somewhere different this Valentine’s Day, then how about a getaway in SE Asia.  This incredible and fascinating part of the world rarely disappoints, and here we’ve unearthed 10 gems that we think you’ll love and, more importantly, that your Valentine will love too… The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Long […]

New beachfront luxury in Bali

New beachfront luxury in Bali

A new Bali beachfront luxury resort resides in the Southern part of Nusa Dua area, only 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Samabe Bali Resort & Villas resonates beauty and sophistication in a harmonious combination of contemporary and Balinese styles. Edgy, sophisticated details that accentuate objects such as wall decorations, chandeliers, or tabletops reflect […]

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Privacy and exclusivity often rank high on a luxury traveller’s list of priorities. For those looking for something truly indulgent, discrete and filled with luxury, we have compiled a list of the most extravagant private island resorts in the world. These islands offer the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Beginning at a paltry £100,000 and […]

To infinity & beyond - Asia's top 5 infinity pools

To infinity & beyond – Asia’s top 5 infinity pools

There was once a time when infinity pools were a novelty. In recent years, they have become the standard, and any new hotel worth its salt will have one. But despite the abundance of infinity pools in hotels nowadays, let’s face it – some do it better than others. If you’re touring Asia and an […]

New to the south-west coast of Bali - Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

New to the south-west coast of Bali – Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

Located on the secluded, tranquil Jimbaran Bay on the south-west coastline of Bali, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran features majestic views of the Indian Ocean and Jimbaran Bay. The resort has 75 guestrooms, 35 suites, 4 penthouses and 4 villas equipped with a lagoon sundeck, and opens on 31st January 2013. It also features a signature 1,300 square-metre […]

Photograph of the week: Rice farmers at work

Photograph of the week: Rice farmers at work

During September of 2011 Jon Raho took a trip to Lombok, Indonesia after hearing all the great talks about it being a must-see destination, and in fact was stunned by its beauty upon arrival. His itinerary was long and filled with great stops and trips including a walk through the rice fields, as well as […]